The Anchorage Convention Centers and SMG of Alaska, Inc. always strive to make your events run as smoothly as possible—often by going above and beyond expectations for service. When it comes to finding an ideal location to host a banquet, luncheon or other type of special event, we’d like to hope you’d put our facilities at the top of your list.
Examples of Banquets, Luncheons and Special Occasions
Every event has some unique requirements. It is sometimes helpful, however, to understand some of the commonalities among these sorts of events as you’re beginning your planning. We offer the examples below to inspire your planning and give you a sense of how your event might compare. Take a quick look, and then please contact us to discuss how the Anchorage Convention Centers can help make your event stand out.
SCENARIO: A Major Banquet
Imagine it: a state legislator was being recognized for efforts on behalf of a charity. Section A of the Tikahtnu Ballroom bustled with activity as hundreds of guests dressed in their finest formal wear mixed, laughed and gazed out towards the Chugach Mountain Range before taking their seats in anticipation of Savor…Alaska’s finely-prepared meal (using only the freshest ingredients) and to toast the guest of honor.
Recent events we have hosted along these lines include the 50 Years of Alaska Statehood Gala and the Iditarod Mushers Banquet.
SCENARIO: A Business or Club Luncheon
The three Tubughnenq’ Meeting Rooms can be used individually or in combination of two or three to allow for a larger space. These well-appointed meeting rooms each have built-in ceiling-mounted projectors, wall screens and power/data outlets in walls and floors to make A/V and other equipment hookup fast and easy—and provide Internet access, wired or wireless. Lunch is served by Savor…Alaska, providing guests with a delicious and delightful dining experience.
Similar events include Resource Development Council meetings, the Aleut Corporation Shareholders conference, Anchorage Park Foundation and the Alaska Forum on the Environment. Examples of regular luncheons include the Anchorage Downtown Rotary and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce “Make it Monday Forum” weekly luncheons and the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau Monthly Membership luncheon. Dinner and Holiday season events include The ARC of Anchorage, Klebs Mechanical, USKH Engineering.
SCENARIO: A Private Social Gathering
It’s the big night. Mom and Dad are smiling and laughing as Cook Hall fills up with friends and family in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Guests are treated to the finest that Savor…Alaska has to offer—the finest beverages, the freshest food, the most creative plating and the most thoughtful service. The toasts from everyone are heard perfectly by everyone and the hilarious slide show has gone off without a hitch. It’s an unforgettable evening.
We’ve regularly hosted parties for the likes of ConocoPhillips, the Alaska Peace Officers Association and many families large and small.
If you think our facilities could be a good fit for your event (and we believe they are for most), we’d be honored if you contact us to discuss the details. Longer-term (1 year out and more) and national events are generally coordinated through the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, while shorter-term events are booked and managed by our in-house event staff. The first step is to get in touch.